Visually stunning and deeply political, Sherpa documents the changing consciousness of a people who have long been the backbone of the Everest climbing industry.
Big news, guys. Intrepid has recently teamed up with Unicef to bring soccer superstar and Unicef ambassador David Beckham to Nepal!
Professional photographer Melissa Findley was in Cambodia when she heard the news about the Nepal earthquake, but the week before she’d been in the Himalayas, ground zero, trekking with a friend.
Listen up, aspiring photographers/photo journalists/anyone with a pulse.
It’s a long uphill climb but smiles are back on innocent faces and time it seems has healed.
When the quake struck Nepal on 25 April this year, we reached out to our travellers for help. Our target was $40,000. A pretty serious amount of money, but within 6 hours we were well past it. After a few weeks we were sitting at $300,000, with another $100,000 chipped in from Intrepid itself.
On 25 April 2015, Tony Hill was mid-way through an Intrepid Nepal trip – some 2000ft above Namche Bazaar – when the earthquake struck. All of a sudden Tony, who by his own admission is “not particularly well-travelled” and his companions found themselves deep inside a disaster zone.
With eight of the world’s 10 tallest mountains in its borders, it’s not a big surprise most travellers visit Nepal for the trekking. Flying into Kathmandu you’ll find dozens of adventurous looking groups about to set off into the snow-capped wilds of the Himalayas, usually carbo-loading on their second plate of momos.
It’s the choice facing every Nepalese adventurer: Annapurna vs Everest. Whose scene reigns supreme? We’ve got the definitive guide.